Millions of people risk being unemployed or in unsuitable jobs by 2030, councils warn

The Independent is reporting that millions of people in England risk being unemployed, or in work they are overqualified for, by 2030 because of a skills “mismatch”, councils have warned.

There could be a surplus of approximately six million people looking for suitable jobs in the next decade, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

The LGA is calling on the government to use the Budget to devolve all back-to-work skills, apprenticeships, careers advice and business support schemes to local areas to improve the situation.

It comes after councils warned last year that the government’s careers advice programme will fail to reach thousands of young people despite claims the most disadvantaged children in England will benefit.

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